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Welcome to the Mandurah Community Museum Education Website. Our Museum features photographs, objects and information which reflect the progression of Mandurah from pre-settlement through its development as a quiet holiday town into the thriving city we know today!

Come and discover the fascinating stories of the Peel Region and learn about significant people and events in our local history…

The Mandurah Community Museum

Represents People
The museum holds information, objects and oral history recordings about the people that have played a part in making Mandurah the place it is today.
Embraces Culture
Mandurah takes its name from the Noongar word Mandjoogoordap - meaning meeting place. The Mandjoogoordap Gallery, developed in association with the Indigenous Advisory Group, reflects this ancient heritage.
Illustrates Change
Mandurah’s first dental technician used this foot pedalled dentist drill, as prior to 1932, Mandurah had no power.
Embodies history
The museum collection is housed in one location incorporating three buildings; the first government school, the courthouse and the police station.

Stretch Festival Archaeological Dig
May 3 and May 4
Dalrymple Park (eastern foreshore, southern side of bridge)
Come and watch an archaeological dig to find the remains of the 1854 Police Barracks. We expect to find traces of the limestone rubble building. Join in on the Archaeological Fun Day activities being held in Dalrymple Park and the museum.

New Heritage Walking Trail
A new map, Foreshore and Inner City Heritage Walk is now available from the Mandurah Visitor Centre or at the Mandurah Community Museum. The walk starts from the Visitor Centre.

Foreshore and Inner City Heritage Walk (PDF 2.7MB)


Delighted to have stumbled upon the museum, on a day’s visit. Sidney Whitaker, Bangor , Scotland.

Wonderful trip down memory lane and everybody so helpful.
- Felicity Latnagart and Dorothy Grinsted

Inspirational – found my dad, Bill. Looking for Grandfather Clayton. - Deanne Fogarty (nee Davey)

We both really enjoyed visiting this museum. I (Kara) have been coming here from Perth for 20 years. Very interesting to get to know the history – Kara and Luke 07/01/07

A truly stunning insight to the town of Mandurah – Smyth 28/03/2007

Wonderful memories. In the 1950s we had desks and inkwells like this! Loved playing with the phone! – Alan Parr, Brighton, England 26/03/2007

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